Models always display the latest fashions in my salon.
Zips up the back and no bone.
[quote]One frame shows two models posing in fur coats - despite Dallas's typically warm climate - for an immaculately coiffed woman in co-ordinating headpiece, glove and shoes.
Except Dallas regularly gets cold weather in the winter.
I work at Bloomingdales in NYC. They still have models walking around the floor in fur coats holding a sign with the price and description. And during special events they have models walking around in clothes.
Do they still have floor walkers?
I have models walking my stores, but they aren't allowed to wear any clothes
WW r1 because I appreciated that.
[quote]Models always display the latest fashions in my salon.
I always appreciated seeing the lovely Mrs. Richard Carlson strutting in the New Look of 1955.
N-M is such a snooty store. I've only been in a couple of times and always feeled I'm being stared down as "not worthy" by the $10 an hour shop clerks who work there.
When did they stop having models (or "mannequins" as they called them then) display clothes you were interested in wearing? The last time I've ever seen ti done in popular culture is in "Vertigo," when the models at I. Magnin's are trying the grey dress suits on for Kim Novak and Jimmy Stewart.
Mrs. Forrest Tucker was a delight as well, though she had trouble walking, for obvious reasons.
Wasn't that the "occupation" of Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe in HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE?
Well, Mrs. Gordon (Sheila) MacRae was a bitch!
Noon, Mrs. Ricardo! NOON!!!
1966 San Francisco? I Magnin was doing it at Christmas.
I think they still do live private modeling like that, but only for very rich customers.
But William A. Lewis is where the models buy their clothes.
Doesn't Loper know any numbers besides "5 0 0"?
They still do it. Did anyone read what I wrote R4?
[quote] I've only been in a couple of times and always feeled I'm being stared down as "not worthy" by the $10 an hour shop clerks who work there.
Not that they should have any attitude, but you make tons more than $10 an hour at places like Neiman's or other bridge/luxury department stores. It's all commission. I sling shoes and made $70k this year without really trying that hard. It's 10% commission. Sell $15K a week... you do the math.
Is it winter? Why are all of the women wearing gloves?
BTW, The top Chanel "Sales Clerk" at some where like Bergdorf Goodman, (which is owned by Neiman), makes around 300K a year selling well over $3 million dollars of the shit a year.
"The very glamourous Mrs. Van Heflin" knew how to WERQ a cape.
Mrs. Richard Carlson, however, looked like George Raft in her "kelly-green French peau de soie with a back torso of pink roses."
Don Loper was actually a Hollywood chorus boy in musicals in the 1930s/40s and he's in a specialty number in one of the big ones....though Im blanking right now on what picture it is.
Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Taylor
I stand corrected on the wages, r18. You and your coworkers are perfectly justified in looking down on me should I venture into the store again (or Saks, or Nordstrom, or Bloomingdales etc. which I won't - I've learned my place in society), though I do make a little bit more than that figure. My mistake for walking in the door. Back to Macy's with my poor ass and coupons in hand.
I bet they still had helpful colored women in the ladies lounge.
[quote]stand corrected on the wages, [R18]. You and your coworkers are perfectly justified in looking down on me should I venture into the store again
What part of "Not that they should have any attitude," did you not understand r33?
Or is it that you couldn't resist attempting to be funny?
There is a model character in "The Master" at the store where Phoenix works who does this.
Were there ever male models in the better dept stores who would model clothes for male customers?
[quote]Were there ever male models in the better dept stores who would model clothes for male customers?
I believe Nasty Pig still offers this service with some of its more intimate apparel.
Loving this thread. This is what I come to DL for.